Wes Craven has written, directed, produced and generally created some of the most terrifying, bloody and entertaining horror films in cinematic history. He's the man who dreamed up "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (and its pepperoni-faced, knife-fingered killer Freddy Krueger), made us fear the "Swamp Thing" and never want to enter "The Last House on the Left," and teamed with writer Kevin Williamson to reinvent the horror genre with the "Scream" franchise.
MTV caught up with Craven a little while back to talk about his latest flick "My Soul to Take" and his eagerly anticipated next film "Scream 4"; with Halloween approaching, we couldn't resist asking the scary-movie-making legend which horror movies are his all-time favorites.
"Well, this one," Craven laughed. "'My Soul to Take' really is -- I sound like I'm shilling my movie -- really is I think semi-autobiographical, it's very original, it's something I'm very proud of because it's not just repeating what I've done in the past. That one I like a lot." Read More...
There has been no dearth of "Scream 4" casting news these past few months, with a steady stream of young stars -- Emma Roberts, Adam Brody, Hayden Panettiere, Nico Tortorella, Erik Knudsen, Marley Shelton and Rory Culkin -- lining up alongside series regulars Courteney Cox and David Arquette to fight for their lives (in most cases futilely) in the face of a new spate of Ghostface killings.
In a recent chat with MTV News to discuss his 3-D supernatural thriller "My Soul to Take" (in theaters today), "Scream 4" director Wes Craven gave us a rundown of the fourth installment's plot and revealed whether those new "Scream" trilogy rumors are true.
"The studio wants to be very, very secretive about it," Craven admitted. "I think it's kind of known that Neve is returning to her hometown for a short visit, and all hell breaks loose. But there's also a whole cast of new characters -- there's some very, very interesting kids." Read More...
Wes Craven is busy right now, off directing "Scream 4." But did you know he's got a movie coming out later this year? Horror/thriller "My Soul To Take." I hadn't heard about it, but a new trailer was just released (embedded below). The story follows a group of seven high schoolers who were all born on the same day, which also happens to be the same day that a local serial killer was killed. Based on what we see in the trailer, the suggestion is that said killer's soul came to rest within the body of one of the seven.
What do you think of the trailer? I'm not blown away by it, but I didn't care for the "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" trailers either, and that turned out to be an awfully entertaining movie.